This page lists historical and other events on January 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1365 - La Revetla de Sant Antoni is documented for the first time in Sa Pobla, Mallorca.
1931 - Palma: The first issue of Nuestra Palabra, the mouthpiece of Agrupació Comunista de Palma.
1250 - Lauria-Basilicata o Scalea-Calàbria: Roger de Llúria, military leader, educated at the court of the Kings of Aragon in Barcelona (died 1305).
1770 - Puigcerdà, Bisbat d'Urgell: Francesc Piguillem i Verdacer, doctor and professor of medicine.
1846 - Sabadell: Narcís Giralt i Sallarès, professor of textile theory and Catalan painter.
1867 - Tordera (Maresme): Prudenci Bertrana i Comte, Modernista writer.
1872 - Barcelona: Lluís Masriera i Rosés, Catalan goldsmith, painter, set designer and theatre director (died 1958).
1888 - Barcelona: Eugeni Xammar i Puigventós, Catalan journalist, diplomat and translator.
1891 - València: Ernest Martínez Ferrando, Valencian writer and historian (died 1965).
1911 - Arenys de Mar, Maresme: Lluís Ferran de Pol, Catalan writer (died 1995).
1954 - La Gornal, Alt Penedès: Marina Rossell i Figueras, Catalan singer.
1913 - Barcelona: Francesc d'Assís Ubach i Vinyeta, Catalan poet and playwright from La Renaixença (born 1843).
1959 - Barcelona: Joan Amades i Gelats, important Catalan folklorist.
1973 - Castelló de la Plana: Juan Adsuara Ramos, Valencian sculptor (born 1891).
1973 - València: Salvador Carreres Zacarés, Valencian historian (born 1882).
1991 - Barcelona: Josep Amat i Pagès, Catalan painter.
2007 - Barcelona: Joan Vilacasas, Catalan painter, engraver, potter, writer and collector.
2013 - Madrid: Fernando Guillén, Catalan actor (born 1932).
January 17th is the Saints' Day of Sant Antoni, a Christian monk who lived in Egypt between AD 251 and 356 and is the reason for a number of winter festivals in the Catalan-speaking countries, including the popular procession known as Els Tres Tombs, Els Tonis and the Demonis of Sant Antoni.